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Product Design (Integrated Master's) MDes

Bournemouth University

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Full-time | Main Site | 4 Years | 21-SEP-20
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  • Sandwich | Main Site | 5 Years | 21-SEP-20

Key information

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  • UCAS Course Code

    3LD4

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • University Ranking

    70th

    4
  • Subject Ranking

    25th

    5 (Art & Design)
  • Entry Standards

    The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the university.

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    118

  • Graduate Prospects

    A guide to the success of graduates on completion of their courses at the university.

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    76

    / 100
  • Student Satisfaction

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    4.26

    / 5.00
  • Qualification

    MDes

  • Application deadline

    15-Jan

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  • Start date

    21-SEP-20

Course Summary

Introduction

This integrated Master’s draws on all of our experience and the success we have had with both our BSc (Hons) Product Design degree and our BA (Hons) Product Design degree. One advantage of undertaking an integrated Master's is that you are eligible for a tuition fee loan for the entire course, including the postgraduate element – an option not available if you study a traditional Bachelor's degree followed by a standalone Master's.

You'll follow the same programme as the BA (Hons)/BSc (Hons) Product Design until your final year, with both of these courses designed to provide you with the skills you'll need to develop successful commercial products. This degree offers a well-balanced mix of practical experience and theoretical study of product design, ensuring that you leave with an excellent understanding of how products are made. This knowledge can inform your designs, allowing you to consider the practicalities of producing a design, as well as its overall function and appearance.

During the course you will get the opportunity to meet industry professionals, many of whom studied at BU, and gain real-world practical experience by working on project briefs. Your design skills will be developed with the support of our friendly, professional, dedicated, highly qualified and experienced academics, technicians and demonstrators. BU has excellent facilities on-campus including specialist CAD labs and our Innovation Centre. The Centre houses equipment as used by companies in the industry which you will use to create and develop your prototypes, so you’ll gain an in-depth understanding and practical experience of the production process which will be invaluable once you’re out in the workplace.

Course details

On this course you will be taught by a range of staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This will include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners, demonstrators, technicians and research students. You will also benefit from regular guest lectures from industry.

Placements

The placement provides an excellent opportunity for students to gain first-hand industry experience. Experience gained on the placement is invaluable in helping students to make informed decisions about their future career path, as well as enhancing employment prospects upon graduation. We provide a great deal of help and support to ensure you achieve a rewarding and satisfying placement.

Careers

This course combines practical skills, academic knowledge and excellent work experience to give you a head start once you begin your job search. Learning about the practicalities involved with making actual products will give you a true overview of the production process, preparing you for work at every level from designer through to production manager. And of course you will have a Masters of Design Postgraduate qualification that is accredited by the IED on behalf of the Engineering Council.

Entry Requirements

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Scottish Higher
  • Scottish Higher
  • UCAS Tariff
  • GCSE/National 4/National 5
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
  • OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma
  • Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)
  • OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma
  • OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Extended Project
  • Access to HE Diploma
  • OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

Details

104 - 120 tariff points from Scottish Highers

Tuition Fees

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£9,250 per year

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University information

University Ranking

70th

About this University

Bournemouth University courses are industry-informed and relevant: the university offers invaluable work placement opportunities to every student, as well as overseas exchanges. Combined with a beautiful coastal location and commitment to ensuring its learning and social spaces are modern and attractive, BU has something to offer everyone.

Address

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Talbot Campus

Fern Barrow

Poole

BH12 5BB

UNITED KINGDOM